If you’re an active person, who also likes to have the latest and greatest of tech gadgets to aid your workouts and healthy lifestyle, then let me fill you in on a great deal happening right now at Best Buy where you can bring in your old fitness tracker for recycling, and get $20 off a Fitbit Charge 2 or Alta HR.*

Why Upgrade to a Fitbit?


Few activity tracker brands (or fitness trackers… whatever you wish to call them) on the market are as well-known as Fitbit. In fact, I have a friend who has another type of wearable activity tracker, and she still calls it a “Fitbit,” much in the way we use the brand name Kleenex to describe any type of bathroom tissue. That says a lot about the impact of the brand in consumers’ minds.

The Fitbit brand is so popular, though, because it offers a diverse range of wearable activity tracker watches, which each offer a variety of data-measuring features, including giving you info on number of steps walked, heart rate, quality of sleep, and steps climbed, among other personal fitness metrics.


The Benefits of the Fitbit App and Fitstar


The way in which you acquire the fitness data you need can make or break a wearable activity tracker. It really doesn’t matter if the thing can track your every muscle movement, how many times you blink, and how fast our toenails are growing, if you aren’t given a meaningful – and more importantly, easy to understand – way to see all these stats.

The Fitbit App accomplishes this right on your smartphone (and conveniently on your desktop, as well), with a user friendly interface where you can get all sorts of interesting data about your all-day activities, sleep patterns, and exercise goals. It lets you share those goals with friends, too, so you have that extra motivation. You can set exercise schedules, earn badges for accomplishing goals, and even get weight and nutrition guidance.

You can also subscribe to Fitstar, which is like having your own personal trainer in your pocket all the time. Fitstar gives you guided coaching, and access to workout videos, so you’re doing the right things for your body. Fitstar will also recommend specific workouts for you, based on your activities, and help you progress to the next level based on performance, and even how you felt about a workout’s challenge.


Upgrade to a Fitbit Charge 2 or Fitbit Alta HR


So, the deal at Best Buy – running from now until November 22, 2017 while quantities last – is where you can bring in your old fitness tracker for recycling, and get $20 off a Fitbit Charge 2 or Fitbit Alta HR. The Charge 2 features a nice slim band in various colours, and a large OLED display. With it, not only can you track your daily activities, sleep and heart rate, but you can also see incoming calls, text messages, and calendar alerts from a connected smartphone. It tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes, as well as your heart rate both during workouts and while you’re going about daily activities, plus, you can personalize it with customizable clock faces and interchangeable bands.

The Fitbit Alta HR is even slimmer in design, offering continuous heart rate monitoring, automatic sleep tracking, and SmartTrack exercise recognition. The bright OLED display gives you your stats in an easy-to-read format, and the tracker synchs with your smartphone, so you can get all your notifications right on your wrist. Its PurePulse Heart Rate system even helps you optimize your workouts.

So, dig out that old fitness tracker you’ve been wanting to get rid of, and bring it in for recycling, and get $20 off a Fitbit Charge 2 or Alta HR.*

*In-store only. Maximum 1 per customer per day. No rainchecks. No cash value. Participating stores vary by region. Due to municipal bylaws trade-in is not currently available in Surrey and Kelowna (BC), Winnipeg (MB), Sudbury, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge (ON), Rosemere and Granby (QC). Trade-in hours may vary from store hours. See in store for additional details.

Steven Hill
I am an award-winning writer, freelance journalist and blogger who is a self-confessed geek and tech lover. When not playing the latest video games or salivating over the newest gadgets, I enjoy cooking for my family, mountain biking or snowboarding the deep powder on Whistler Mountain.


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